The purpose of this MTC Livable Communities Grant-funded
project was to develop transit and pedestrian enhancement
strategies for Chinatown’s Stockton Street. Stockton
Street is a major north-south arterial that connects Chinatown
with North Beach, Union Square, and freeway on and off-ramps.
It also has extremely high volumes of MUNI buses, and pedestrians,
as well as double-parking problems. CHS developed a multi-modal
plan that won consensus support from the Chinatown community
and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
CHS led this project with extensive community participation.
On the technical side, CHS conducted traffic, parking (autos
and trucks), pedestrian, transit, and accident analyses.
CHS identified alternatives that would improve pedestrian
crossings and reduce conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles,
pedestrian safety, and MUNI bus operations. We also identified
strategies to accommodate parking and loading demand and
to reduce double parking. In addition to a number of baseline
improvements, CHS identified four major capital investment
alternatives, which were analyzed using a CORSIM model.
The model assessed signal operations, travel time delay,
and MUNI bus delays for each of the alternatives.
Through a community planning process, consensus was reached
around a final plan, which was unanimously approved by the
City’s Board of Supervisors.